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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 1835-1846

Physical and Psycho-Physical Characteristics of Female on Developed Pedal Operated Rotary Maize Sheller in Akola Region
Kanchan V. Gedam* and S.K. Thakare
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola- 444104, India
*Corresponding author

Maize is the most important cereal grain in the world, after wheat and rice. According to the survey of existing practices of shelling maize, it was observed that the procedure of shelling maize was very difficult and shelling efficiency was very low. These problems were solved by developing hand operated rotary maize sheller. To assess ergonomical performance of pedal operated rotary maize sheller, the trial was conducted on test set-up for measuring psycho-physical responses, overall discomfort rating and body part discomfort score experienced, so body-part discomfort score and overall discomfort score were found to be 7, 2.88 on pedal operated maize sheller. The body discomfort was mainly experienced at left and right knee, left and right leg, and left and right thigh According to Visual Analogue Discomfort scale the category of the pedal operated maize sheller was found to be “light discomfort” and shelling efficiency and output capacity were found to be 220kg h-1 and 98.09 % on hand operated maize sheller.

Keywords: Anthropometry, Percentile, Maize shelling, Stature

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Kanchan V. Gedam and Thakare, S.K. 2019. Physical and Psycho-Physical Characteristics of Female on Developed Pedal Operated Rotary Maize Sheller in Akola Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 1835-1846. doi:
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